Philanthropy Edition 2013

Early Returns (Philanthropy Edition)

‘If you believe in something, you support it with what you have.’ That’s the take of two recent graduates who are now pursuing healthcare degrees and who make it a priority to give back to Pacific University.

By The Numbers

These charts show the overall financial health of Pacific University, from its five-year balance sheet (above), to its endowments (below) and the sources of its gifts in the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

President's Circle

The President’s Circle is the university’s premier lifetime gift club. Individuals, corporations and foundations whose cumulative gifts exceed $100,000 are acknowledged with lifetime membership.

Evergreen Society

The Evergreen Society recognizes those whose lifetime giving to the university is $50,000 to $99,999.

Charles Trombley Society — Diamond

Charles Trombley graduated from Pacific University in 1954, then spent a 30-year career at the university. He demonstrated unwavering commitment to students and to the mission of Pacific. The Charles Trombley Society Diamond level honors those who gave $5,000 or more between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

Charles Trombley Society — Platinum

The Charles Trombley Society Platinum level recognizes those who gave $2,500 to $4,999 between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.

College of Business

Pacific University launched its College of Business on July 1, 2013. The new college offers undergraduate majors in accounting, business administration, finance, international business and marketing — degrees previously offered within the College of Arts & Sciences. The college also will begin its first graduate degree, a master of science in finance, in January 2014. The college’s opening was funded almost entirely by philanthropic gifts from trustees, friends of Pacific University. 

Heart of Oak Society

The Heart of Oak Society honors those individuals who have made long-term commitments to Pacific University by naming the university in their wills, arranging life income gifts (charitable trusts, gift annuities, etc.) or making gifts of life insurance or other estate assets. At their request, some members are not listed here. 

Boxers & Badgers

Sidney Harper Marsh was Pacific's first president and spent much of his 25-year tenure diligently fundraising for the university and its mission. The following members of the Marsh Society are Boxers & Badgers who gave up to $499 between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.